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  WTTG    Fox 5 Morning News at 425am    News  News/Business. New.  

    October 10, 2012
    4:25 - 5:00am EDT  

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>> how much was that blog again you were selling? >> $29. $29.99. >> i'm buying three. good morning. it is wednesday, october 10th. taking a live look outside right now. nice fall temperatures. we'll see how things are going to look later on. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. guess who's back. >> tucker barnes. >> fresh off vacation. >> if you call vacation getting to bed at 11:00 last night.
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the last couple of days have been unseasonably cool but we've got changes and that's good because we've got a big baseball game later today. there is fog and low clouds still hanging up. i think when you get up this morning, out the door, we'll still have the clouds. but by late morning, early afternoon, it should be a great day, a nice mostly sunny affect for the baseball game and we are expecting dry conditions out there for your wednesday. the forecast much improved over the last couple of days. more details including a look at some actual numbers like temperatures coming up in just a minute. back to you. >> thank you. some of the top stories we are following, playoff baseball officially kicks off in the nation's capital this afternoon. the nationals and capitals face off for game three of the nl division series with the series
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tied at one. first pitch is at 1:07. the nats need to win two game to advance to the league championship series. howard brooks will learn his fate in court later today. brooks pleaded guilty back in may to lying to the fbi about giving under the table payments for suleiman brown. brooks faces up to six months in jail but prosecutors say they are willing to grant him probation. the death toll in the meningitis outbreak has now risen to 11. more than 100 people are reported sick across 10 states. in virginia, 24 cases have been reported including one death. two facilities received the tainted steroid linked to the outbreak. some lawmaker are calling for stricter regulations of pharmacies. first lady michelle obama is urging people in the battleground state of virginia to get out and vote. >> the swing state is one of
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the maces that really matters most in the final weeks of the campaign. beth parker has more. >> thank you. >> reporter: today, a blue ticket gets you in the door in a state the president hopes will turn blue on election day. it was not the president but the first lady though on the minds of folks in this line. >> i'm really excited, michelle obama. >> the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. >> reporter: michelle obama came here to the loudoun county their grounds to rally the troops in a swing state at ate time when her husband was slipping in the polls. >> seems like you're a little fired up and ready to go. >> reporter: in 2008, barack obama won virginia by as little as 100 votes per precinct. at this rally, there were four
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people would spoke before michelle obama and they were all women. you can bet that is no accident. >> the very first bill he signed into law as president was to make sure that women get equal pay for equal work. or eq >> reporter: lisa bennett and her little daughter will be following the first lady's instructions by encouraging others to vote. >> we go to a reading group, all women, great time to talk to women about the issues of being a mom and how barack obama is pushing women's issues. >> there are so many signs that we are headed in the right direction. the stock market has doubled. housing prices are rising. unemployment rate is the lowest it's been since my husband took office. office. >> reporter: the first lady told the virginia voters you are the key. >> we need you to work like you've never worked before. >> reporter: the voter recommend station deadline in virginia is october 15th.
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the election just 2 days away. beth parker, fox 5 news. fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. starts now. good morning to you. it is wednesday, october 10th, 2012. live look outside right now. you know, it was chilly a couple of days ago and then it was rainy yesterday and i had a couple of sprinkles today. all in all, it is not that bad. it is fall after all. >> it is not too bad after all. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. now, let's bring in tucker barnes. >> here is the deal. it will get better today. the sunshine follows me. >> is that what it is? >> i thought you would catch onto that. just kidding. lots of clouds today with cool temperatures. we'll warm it up a little bit. we have a little drizzle and a little fog in a few spots as
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well. it should be a most hi sunny afternoon. we want everybody to be happy tomorrow when they win. >> i've unvested a lot of time this summer watching them. 57 at reagan national. 54 at dulles. these temperatures are close to where they should be for this time of the morning. this time of year as well. we still have the low cloud cover so satellite doesn't do such a good job of picking it up but trust me, it's there. even if it looks kind of gloomy when you head out early this morning, i think by late morning, early afternoon, we'll see sunshine. should be a dry day, a beautiful afternoon with high temperatures topping out near about 70. see the rain showers up into michigan, that is our next cold front which will get in here later today and tonight t won't -- it won't bring us any rain.
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upper 60s to about 70. nice conditions expected this afternoon after a little early cloud cover and fog. >> looks perfect for a baseball game as well. >> should be perfect for the game out there today. >> thank you. time to say hello to julie wright with the first look at the on-time traffic. >> good morning. right now, on the roads, a little bit of road spray kicking up in your face. i know i had to deal with that southbound along 270 coming in out of germantown. no problems reported but wipers getting a little bit of a workout early this morning. by the time i hit the beltway, nice and clear. not a drop in sight. traveling between college park and bethesda, no problems. the ramp from the inner loop to the beltway to exit onto westbound 66 was closed for overfight construction that. should be open shortly. no problems on 95 and 395 between the occoquan and pentagon. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. >> i can feel the excitement in
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the air. >> i love the music. >> it's good. today marks a montanaal moment in the nation's capital. >> d.c. is playing host to its first baseball game in 79 years. it is a pivotal one for the nationals. nats and cardinals face off for game three of the nl divisional series tied at a game apiece. the team got a practice in at nats park yesterday coming off monday's eight-run loss against st. louis. our dave ross will be reporting live from nats park starting in just about a half hour. and if you are riding the rails to get to the game, metro has some advice for you. you should try to avoid switching lines downtown. you might want to take the new jersey avenue entrance to the navy yard ballpark station because it is often less crowded and make sure you have your smart trip or fare card before you leave for the game to avoid the long lines at the
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vending machines. >> in the nat go to the national league championship, you can buy your tickets starting today at 9:00 a.m. two tickets max can be purchased for each game online. a limited number of standing room only tickets will be available on the day of each game at the box office. checking other stories making headlines. opponents of a controversial advertisement are asking for equal time. the ads up read in any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. support israel. the metro says they can do it if space becomes available and if they pay for the ads. >> reporter: a former campaign
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aide to d.c. mayor vincent gray will learn his sentence. howard brooks admitted to grieving suleiman brown fraudulent money orders. yam brown has been ordered by a judge to check in with the court in person and not over the phone. brown was given an overnight curfew from 11:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. brown will be sentenced next month by the same judge for bank fraud. lawyers for jerry sandusky say they plan to appeal his sentence. tuesday, a judge sentenced sandusky to a minimum of 30 years in prison. sandusky was convicted earlier this year of sexually abusing 10 children. during tuesday's hearing, some of his victims testified and described how sandusky's abuse changed their lives. sandusky also addressed the court and denied any wrong doing. some of his victims are suing penn state over how the university responded to the
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complaints about sandusky. ts a developing across the country this morning, two democratic lawmakers are calling for stricter recollect laitionz of certain kinds of pharmacies following a deadly meningitis outbreak. eleven-- stricter regulations of certain kinds of pharmacies following a deadly meningitis outbreak. outbreak. the steroid was made at a specialty pharmacy in massachusetts. coming up, new revelations concerning last month's deadly consulate attack in libya. up next, why the white house is facing more questions. >> a turn of events in the race for the white house. results of a new poll coming out. we are checking more headlines. 
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the state department will present its findings to congress in the investigation of last month's attacks on the u.s. consulate that killed u.s. ambassador chris steven son and three other americans. yesterday, the department said it did not believe the attacks were linked to protests or anticipate-islamic films made in the u.s. new documents suggest there was a disagreement about the internal security needed at the consulate before the attacks. a major poll says mitt romney has pulled into the lead in the race for the white house after a strong debate performance and a week of high profile events, romney is now beating president obama by four points. >> tom fitzgerald talk to the people would put this all together and he has the details for us this morning. s morning. >> reporter: for mitt romney, the post-debate bounce is stretching into its second week. >> that was a good debate. i enjoyed that debate.
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>> reporter: while president obama is looking to get back on track and back into the lead. >> we cannot afford to be complacent and we cannot afford to be cynical. >> reporter: just last month, the pew research poll had president obama leading mitt romney 51 to 43%. now, pew says romney is leading with 49% to obama's 45%. >> the trajectory of this race appears to have changed dramatically in the wake of the debate. >> reporter: carol dougherty of the pew research group says romney's post-district attorney beat gains are across the board. he now trails the president by only one point. women say they've changed their view of romney. romney has gained among independents who have changed their view of him while again the president is down. >> romney has proven a lot. he stood toe to toe with the
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president. his favorable image improvedded sharply. >> reporter: the ad war is also heating up. the produces are ever sesame treat have asked the obama campaign to take down an ad featuring big bird which mocks romney's pledge to defund pbs. >> big bird, big bird. >> reporter: the romney campaign is hitting back with new spots attacking the president's record on spending. >> obama's four deficits are the four largest in u.s. history. >> reporter: with mitt romney's debate performance now showing up in the polls, it is putting even more importance on the next two debates to come. both presidential debates touched down in ohio tuesday night with mitt romney campaigning near youngstown and president obama at the ohio state university in columbus. the vice presidential candidates meanwhile continue to prepare for their first debate thursday night in kentucky. in the newsroom, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. how often do you check your facebook or twitter account. >> too much no some people.
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ahead in about 15 minutes, the social networking may be far more tempting than you may think. first, let's talk to tucker barnes. >> all right, we've got some fog and low clouds across the region. cool temperatures too. guess what. sunshine is back and with it, mild temperatures. i'll have all the details on the weather forecast. julie wright will have your getting around traffic coming up right after the break. alright let's break it down.
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live look at 270 there in maryland right now. not as bad as it was out there yesterday. folk were dealing with some water out there on the roadways. it looks for the most part to be okay to travel out there this morning. we'll check in with julie to get an updated traffic report in just a minute. first, we want to check in with tucker barnes. >> good morning. welcome back. >> thank you, sir. >> how was the vacation? >> it was wonderful. >> and now air back. >> nice and sunny where you were? >> it was sunny in the 70s every day. >> you missed all the cold weather. >> he likes it show. >> i missed out. one day it was 50. i was upset when i was missing the cold rain. >> ridiculous. >> it will be better today. another cool one yesterday with highs in the 60s. it did top out at 64 at reagan
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national. the trend the last couple of days, i'm probably telling you what you already know, has been rather cloudy and foggy. we are starting off that way this morning. by late morning ring early afternoon, we'll start to see some breaks -- by late morning, early afternoon, we'll start to see some breaks in the clouds. 57degrees at reagan national. off to the north and west, we are falling back into the low 40s. nice school start to the day. we should warm up today into the upper 60s to about 70. the gray milky color you see there, that is your cloud cover and your fog that continues across the area. still some light drizzle up into new york and northern new jersey. we're sort of between systems. we have this cold front out to the west that will get in here later this afternoon. but it is actually good news. it will finally kick all the cloud cover out of here and we
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should get a nice southerly breeze that will allow some sunshine to break out. behind this front, cooler temperatures tomorrow. kind of a one-day warm-up. early clouds, afternoon sun and warmer. if you are going to the game today, should be nice out there. winds will be out of the west 10 to 15. the winds will pick up a little bit later this afternoon. 45 tonight. it will be quite cool overnight. winds shifting here out of the north and west. a few clouds and cool overnight. here is your accu-weather seven- day. check out the sunshine. it will be on the cool side. a nice warm-up, most of the weekend looks fantastic. saturday, mid-60s and sunday, mid-70s. we're nice and dry here for the next several days in case we have more than one baseball game. i guess we're guaranteed more than one game. probably two games. >> i think so. just thinking about this and i toe that a lot of folks were kind of having some issues with
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the timing of the game. as far as your traffic commute goes, remember, the end of the game will be towards the end of our rush hour commute so, unless you plan on hanging out downtown, you may want to consider taking metro. i don't think it will be a big problem for you guys headed out for the 1:00 game. but once the game lets out, you got to get back home and that could be a problem for you. take your time being grab a bite to eat and hop on metro or simply wait it out. on the roads, southbound 270, no issues reported right now. we are dealing with a little bit of road spray so the wipers are getting a workout as you travel through rockville. overnight roadwork was set up here on 66 between nutley street and the beltway. there was also construction blocking the ramp from the inner loop of the beltway to head westbound on 66. you will find your lanes are open both on 95 and 395 between the occoquan and pentagon. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. monitoring metro this morning and the latest crime numbers for the system.
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serious crimes have gone up in the last year. they include things like aggravated assault, thefts and robberies. they are up almost 7% for this time last year. the largest jump was in robberies. mostly thefts of iphones and other electronics. based on those crime numbers, metro transit police report the 10 most dangerous stations in the system. you can see the list there your screen. seven of the top 10 most dangerous stations are in d.c. the other three are in maryland. the election is still weeks away but metro is already plan for the inauguration. the agency estimates between 500 and 800,000 people will ride metro for the festivities on january 21st. what you are looking at is video of of the crowded metro stayings during the 2009 inauguration. riders will be charged peak fares all day on the 21st with peak service extended all day to handle the extra traffic. metro will also issue a special commemorative smart trip card with the president's picture on
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it. the president will be sworn in on january 20th which is a sunday. the public ceremonies will be held on monday, the 21st. ay, t navigating d.c.'s traffic circles can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. but up next, wait until you see the shortcut one driver took and it was all captured on video. >> plus, his school bus driver passed out behind the wheel. one quick-thinking student took control. we'll have more on that coming up after the break. well...everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe well...i'm not at liberty to give that out, but we do use tender chunks of white meat chicken in an herb & spice broth. come on that's it? i need the recipe. you gotta help me out! [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? like a ninja! [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup.
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most of us know how to handle d.c. traffic circles i think for the most part but this guy did not. take a look. he drive right through the middle of logan circle, parked there and drove around the circle sidewalks before exiting on to the street. maybe thought the park was so beautiful there. the video was posted by someone
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from the prince site. >> that is real bizarre. what do you do if you are riding the school bus and your driver passes out? that actually happened to some clarkszburg high school students in montgomery county friday morning. thanks to quick thinking by one of the students, everybody is okay after the driver lost control of the bus. karen gray houston has the story. >> reporter: high school students take the bus to school early. it was about 6:40:00 a.m. friday when 17-year-old dustin mitchum was on a bus and got a frightening jolt. >> all of a sudden, the bus starts shaking. >> reporter: he had been listening to music on his ipod. several other students had just got opt bus. >> the bus driver then stop ad bankruptly and his head slumped down. >> reporter: they had been traveling along price's distillery road when the bus driver had a medical emergency. dustin rushed up front and
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tried to shake the driver awake. >> then i picked up the bus radio and i radioed to them saying my bus driver blacked out. we need help. >> reporter: can you still see the bus tire tracks on the front lawn where the bus came to a halt. >> i got up and look out my window and i seen flashing lights coming from everywhere. >> reporter: what were you thinking was happening? ithought maybe the bus had a flat tire. >> reporter: bob bowers lives nearby and sought whole thing. >> it came 10, 15 feet from hitting the pole. >> reporter: the principal at clarkburg said the school was proud of how the students handled the emergency. >> he had no idea what was going on with the bus driver but he did stand up as the bus was probably rolling towards this spot right here. >> i'm so proud of him. i'm so proud of the way he handled himself and he -- i know my husband didn't mention this but he did call mom and
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tell me what was going on. >> reporter: dustin is a take charge kind of a guy who knows how to step up in a crisis. he says when he graduates from clarksburg high here, he is going to go to trade school and become an electrician. in montgomery county, karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >> good for dustin. his family has expressed concern about the condition of the bus driver but citing privacy concerns, they have not released any information about his condition. spending some time with your special someone or checking your facebook act. >> please tell me you are spending some time with your special someone. details about social networking. stay with us. we'll be right back. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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[ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities?
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the as stave off elimination by beating the tigers 2-0 in oakland. the as got what would prove to be the game-winning hit in the first inning. detroit leads the series 2-1. the giants also live to see another game. a pass ball by cincinnati helped set up the winning run and reds still lead the series two games to one. to football now and most of redskins fans and most of america saw this coming. the team released kicker billy cundiff and signed kai forbath. cundiff had made just 58% of his field goals this season which, by the way, is the worst in the nfl. >> all right. so we try on another one for
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size. how many times a day do you check twitter and facebook. >> quite a few. >> officer on your smart phone, that could be dozens more. >> a new study finds that checking it on social meet media is more addicting than cigarettes and sex. what? >> i don't know. >> a study coming out of the university of chicago booth school of business and it shows people yearn, people need to check social media, it is stronger than lighting up a cigarette or having sex. >> i probably check media probably about 20 times a day, just to go on real quick. >> i think it is more addicting because people kind of of -- people are nosey and they want to know what other people are up to. >> reporter: the study followed 250 people in germany for a week who used smart foappedz. they checked in